Bergius process

noun

Ber·​gi·​us process
ˈber-gē-əs-
: a process of hydrogenating usually powdered coal mixed with oil and a catalyst under heat and high pressure in order to obtain chiefly liquid products (such as fuel oil and gasoline)

Word History

Etymology

after Friedrich Bergius †1949 German chemist

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“Bergius process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bergius%20process. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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